Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company plc - ATR

The opportunity

  • An uncontrained approach to investing in Asian markets, seeking to provide a total return to investors while providing an element of capital protection.
  • Our managers approach to investing is to build an index agnostic portfolio, with high active share, seeking to invest in companies that can produce a high and sustainable return on invested capital within the Asia Pacific region.
  • Managed by a team with extensive experience and expertise. Robin Parbrook has more than 20 years of experience covering Asia at Schroders, while King Fuei Lee has more than 15 years of industry experience.
  • Fundamental research is at the heart of the investment process. Our fund managers leverage the local knowledge of Schroders’ wide network of analysts across the region.
  • We employ a tactical hedging strategy, which aim to provide some downside protection in time of heightened market volatility.

Meet the managers

"You can’t dine off relative returns, and in Asia we believe the benchmark indices are a poor reflection of the overall investment opportunities. The priority of the Company is to make money, whilst providing an element of capital preservation in a volatile asset class."

Robin Parbrook
Co-Head of Asian Equity Alternative Investments
King Fuei Lee
Co-Head of Asian Equity Alternative Investments

Independent Board of Directors

Performance and charges

Ongoing charge: 0.84%

For further performance data please visit the London Stock Exchange website

Investment Objective

The Company seeks to provide a high rate of total return through investment in equities and equity-related securities of companies trading in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan). The Company seeks to offer a degree of capital preservation through tactical use of derivative instruments. 

Awards and ratings

Source: Morningstar as at July 2022

Source: Morningstar as at July 2022

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On 11 May 2022, Fund manager Robin Parbrook presented as part of the Company’s Annual General Meeting.

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Investing in Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company plc

Non-Mainstream Pooled Investments (NMPI) Status

The Company currently conducts its affairs so that its shares can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA's rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The Company's shares are excluded from the FCA's restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.

What are the risks?

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. 

Investors in the emerging markets and Asia should be aware that this involves a high degree of risk and should be seen as long term in nature. Less developed markets are generally less well regulated than the UK, they may be less liquid and may have less reliable arrangements for trading and settlement of the underlying holdings. 

The Company holds investments denominated in currencies other than sterling, investors should note that exchange rates may cause the value of these investments, and the income from them, to rise or fall. 

The Company invests in smaller companies that may be less liquid than in larger companies and price swings may therefore be greater than investment companies that invest in larger companies. 

The Company may borrow money to invest in further investments, this is known as gearing. Gearing will increase returns if the value of the investments purchased increase in value by more than the cost of borrowing, or reduce returns if they fail to do so. 

Investments such as warrants, participation certificates, guaranteed bonds, etc. will expose the fund to the risk of the issuer of these instruments defaulting on paying the capital back to the Company 

The fund can use derivatives to protect the capital value of the portfolio and reduce volatility, or for efficient portfolio management. 

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On 17 September 2018 our remaining dual priced funds converted to single pricing and a list of the funds affected can be found in our Changes to Funds. To view historic dual prices from the launch date to 14 September 2018 click on Historic prices.